Posts tagged "sex education"

Sex Ed Tries To Reach More Dudes Through Humor

Most think of us see unplanned pregnancy rates as a serious thing, but others think it’s a laughing matter. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has ab unorthodox approach to teaching guys sex education: humor. While women ages 18 to 29 receive a lot of messages regarding safer sex practices, the organization believes men in the same…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 10, 2012

Girl Talk: How Kirk Cameron Tried To Ruin My View Of Sex

When I tell people that once, when I was in 7th grade Sunday school class, I was shown a video starring Kirk Cameron and his wife Chelsea Noble that illustrated the dangers of sex with laughing carnival workers and evil clowns, they don’t believe me. Well, here it is (presented in three parts, after the…

Jamie Beckman / March 6, 2012

The Soapbox: Let’s Really Talk About Sex

Enthusiastic Consent. I’m a fan. For any of you not in the know, Enthusiastic Consent is a way to make sure that yes really means yes and no means no, during sex. It’s an ongoing conversation during sex itself, where partners listen to all manner of cues to make sure that what’s happening is really…

Julie Gillis / January 9, 2012

Sext Books At The Ready: World’s First Sex School Opens

The world’s first international sex school has opened which claims to teach its students how to be better lovers. But far from being a cheap thrill, one term at the “hands on” International Sex School in Vienna will cost pupils £1,400.
Swedish-born “headmistress” Ylva-Maria Thompson says anyone over the age of 16 can enroll at what…

Huffington Post Weird News / November 29, 2011

Switzerland’s Sex Ed Involves A Wooden Penis And A Fabric Vagina

In America, sex education is whatever the religious right says it is. But in Switzerland kids ages four to 10 get their sex education with a wooden penis and a fabric vagina which teachers use to “show that contacting body parts can be pleasurable.” Another part of the teacher’s guide instructs kids to learn about…

Jessica Wakeman / August 25, 2011

What High Schools Should Teach In Sex Ed

In high school, my sex ed was what you would call minimal. Since Texas firmly believes in abstinence-only education (which so doesn’t work – my high school had a day care program for crying out loud!), I consider myself very lucky that I had a very open-minded mother who taught me about sex. And now…

College Candy / July 24, 2011

Ashton Kutcher Will Teach You Sex Ed Now

“One thing [high school sex ed classes] teach about is how to get pregnant or how to not get pregnant, but they don’t really talk about sex as a point of pleasure for women. The male orgasm is actually right there and readily available to learn about because it’s actually part of the reproductive cycle,…

Julie Gerstein / January 10, 2011

Study: Schools Teach Abstinence, Not Contraception

Teens learn about the birds and the bees in high school sex ed — but they’re not, apparently, learning about birth control. A report from the Centers for Disease Control found that 97 percent of teens received sex education by the time they turned 18, but an alarming 30 percent of teens said that contraceptio…

Julie Gerstein / September 17, 2010

Hey Girls! Use A Condom, Because Men Are Total Jerks!

Hey, you know how parents and teachers and other, you know, boring adults can get teenagers — particularly teenage girls — to use condoms and other forms of protection if they’re going to have sex? By talking to them in language they understand, of course! For the folks of SexReally.com, that means using crude…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 2, 2010

Quiz Results: I Know More About The P Than I Do The V

Last night, my friend Lauren sent me a link to a quiz on Women’s Health’s website called “Are You A Penis Expert?” While watching “American Idol” I took the quiz — though I assumed I, duh, was — and was mildly pleased to get six out of nine correct. Not too shabby! Then today I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 28, 2010

Girl Talk: Cosmopolitan Was The Best And Worst Thing to Happen To My Sex Life

I’m of the last generation to learn about sex without the help of the internet. While I was spared the misinformation my pre-teen mind would’ve encountered in her furtive Google searches, I also missed out on the comprehensive dialogue that today’s young people can access. Which might not be so bad, if I’d had acce…

Anna Clark / January 27, 2010

Why Do We Need Sex Education Again?

Babies having babies having babies having babies having babies and so on and so on and so on! [via BuzzFeed]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 14, 2010

Most Parents Suck At Talking About The Birds And The Bees

Maybe you have kids and are already dreading having to talk to them about sex. Or maybe you’re still trying to recover from that super uncomfortable conversation with your own parents. Seriously, is there any way the experience cannot be traumatic for all parties involved? A new study proves what we always knew about our…

Ami Angelowicz / December 8, 2009

New HIV Awareness Campaign Hits Home

This new AIDS Awareness campaign from One Life finally uses sex to sell an effective message — when you sleep with him, you’re sleeping with everyone in his past. Click on over to Trendhunter to see a few more graphic images — including a woman giving a blowjob to a handgun. One more image, after…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 25, 2009

Where Opera Meets Contraception

The Contraception Opera, “starring sperm and egg,” combines two of my favorite things — sex education and interpretive dance! Genius. [via BuzzFeed]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2009

Vintage Sex Ed: Caught In The Act

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since I suffered through awkward sex-ed videos of swimming, talking sperm and dancing ovaries in junior high. Feeling a little nostalgic, I did a search for “vintage sex ed” on YouTube this morning and found this gem from the ’70s. Poor Ricky! Not only…

Wendy Atterberry / August 21, 2009

“Condom Worshippers” Rejoice!

Federal funding for abstinence-only education was stripped from the budget in the House subcommittee, and the Christian News Wire isn’t too happy about this. According to them, “There is evidence that abstinence education is an effective primary prevention strategy.” It’s just, um, nowhere to be found. When Congress ordered a study in 2007 on abstinence-only…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 16, 2009

Hands-On “Sex Academy” In Berlin

People looking to set off fireworks with a new sex technique and those who might have missed out on sex ed when they were younger can get a refresher course at the “Amora Sex Academy,” an interactive exhibition that recently opened in Berlin. The slogan of the exhibit is “Finally — an exhibition for those…

Annika Harris / July 13, 2009

Quickies!: Jamie Lynn Spears Is Just Like Any Other Teen

Jamie Lynn Spears gives us the finger, and parties it up. [TMZ] — We’re glad the girl is finally acting her age, but we’re a little scared about what’s in the cup.
Miley Cyrus and Justin Gaston have reportedly split up. [Us Magazine] — He was too cute for her, anyway.
Courtney Love seem…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 9, 2009

Sex Ed In Sign Language, She’s Good With Her Hands

You don’t have to be fluent in sign language to know what this woman is talking about: S-E-X. Good thing that not-so subtle interpreter is there! We’re picking up what you’re throwing down, hot stuff. We also hope you didn’t get whiplash from making this awesome vid. [WOW]…

Simcha / June 9, 2009